Woman - Breast Surgery

Breast surgery

Three different procedures are offered:
  • Augmentation
  • Uplift (mastopexy)
  • Reduction

Augmentation is a popular procedure. It is essentially breast enlargement. Some ladies request this procedure because they feel unfeminine and others because they have lost some tissue after having children. Maurice will discuss the two different techniques for augmentation (above or behind muscle) as well as the different types of implants that are available.

Uplift is a procedure that lifts low or saggy breasts. Once again there are a number of different techniques that Maurice can discuss with you. Occasionally uplift can be combined with augmentation.

Reduction is a significant procedure designed to help ladies who suffer from heavy and uncomfortable breasts that may cause neck and backache or social embarrassment. As is often the case in cosmetic surgery several techniques are available and Maurice will explain the differences.

Woman - Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery

Two different procedures are offered:
  • Full abdominal reduction (tummy-tuck)
  • Mini tummy-tuck

Full or mini tummy-tuck procedures are designed simply to remove excess skin, usually following weight loss or pregnancy. They are not intended as a method of weight loss and indeed are not suitable for ladies who are excessively overweight. Significant scarring is involved. Maurice can show you photographs to illustrate this. The procedures are most successful when used to improve comfort and appearance in clothes.

Womain - Hand Surgery

Fine lines and wrinkles (Botox)

Fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead between the eyebrows and in the crows feet area can be smoothed and reduced using Botox. Botox is a toxin that works by relaxing the facial muscles thereby reducing frown lines. Botox has been used safely in medicine for many years to treat unwanted facial spasms.

A dilute solution is injected into the affected areas using a very fine needle as an non-surgical procedure. The procedure takes just a few minutes and the effects of Botox may start to be noticed within a few hours and last between three and six months.

Occasional adverse effects can be bruising and very rarely a droopy eyebrow. Some patients may require an extra treatment a few weeks after to optimise the results as the effects sometimes vary between patients.

Womain - Hand Surgery

Hand surgery

This is Maurice’s main NHS interest. Maurice regularly performs procedures such as carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, surgery for arthritis of the thumb and release of Dupuytren’s contracture.

The surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s vary from needle stick and segmental release under local anaesthetic through to more extensive release under general anaesthetic or regional anaesthetic. In advanced cases skin grafting is required as part of the procedure. The key is to tailor the surgery to the extent of the condition and the lifestyle of the patient.